not having or involving sex
"an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
not involving sexual activity or sexual attraction; as, an asexual friendship.
Etymology: [Pref. a- not + sexual.]
A species which reproduces by asexual rather than sexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
A person who does not experience sexual attraction; a person who lacks interest in or desire for sex.
Having no distinct sex, having no sexual organs.
Without sexual action; reproducing by some other method than sex.
Not sexual in nature, not marked by sexual activity. (Compare Platonic.)
Not experiencing sexual attraction; lacking interest in or desire for sex.
having no distinct sex; without sexual action; as, asexual reproduction. See Fission and Gemmation
Etymology: [Pref. a- not + sexual.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-seks′ū-al, adj. without sex, once applied to cryptogams—agamic. [Gr. a, neg., and Sexual.]
applied where the reproductive organs are incompletely developed and eggs or young are produced by cell-budding: = parthenogenetic.
The numerical value of asexual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of asexual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
For a long time I thought I was a late bloomer, i thought that I should feel attraction, but I didn't, so I felt like I was broken. When people asked, I just told them I was happy single and didn't feel the need to date. In my head, I often referred to myself as asexual, but I didn't realize that it was a valid orientation.
Regardless of any specific reason that someone might be identifying as asexual, their identity is valid, they probably put a lot of time and thought into that decision, so it's best to take that at face value and recognize that they understand their identity better than you do.
Before the advancement of technology I believe many who now identify as asexual knew they were somehow different from their peers but never truly understood themselves, however since the founding of AVEN and its website, many asexuals have gathered to better understand themselves. It was finally a place where you realized you weren't alone, nor were you a freak.
We exist. That may sound simple, but too often when someone says they are asexual, the first response from others is to deny or question it, it also sends the message that there is something wrong with us. I do not need to be fixed or cured, I am asexual and that's OK.
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- asexuell, geschlechtslosGerman
- άγαμος, άφυλοςGreek
- غیر جنسیPersian
- epäseksuaalinen, suvuton, sukupuoletonFinnish
- asexuel, asexuéFrench
- aszexuális, ivartalanHungarian
- asessuato, asessualeItalian
- асексуальный, бесполыйRussian
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